CHEM-DT

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CHEM-DT
TVA 2012 logo.svg
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Branding TVA
Slogan C'est vrai
Channels Digital: 8 (VHF)
Virtual: 8 (PSIP)
Affiliations TVA
Owner Groupe TVA
(Quebecor Media)
First air date August 29, 1976
Former callsigns CHEM-TV (1976-2011)
Former channel number(s) Analogue:
8 (VHF, 1976-2011)
Transmitter power 11.5 kW
Height 291.5 m
Transmitter coordinates 46°30′7″N 72°38′10″W / 46.50194°N 72.63611°W / 46.50194; -72.63611
Website TVA Trois-Rivières

CHEM-DT is the TVA owned-and-operated television station in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on VHF channel 8 from a transmitter on Rue Principale in Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel.

Owned by the Groupe TVA subsidiary of Quebecor Media, its studios are located on Boulevard de Chanoine-Moreau and Rue Jacques de Labadie in Trois-Rivières. This station can also be seen on Cogeco Cable channel 7 and in high definition on digital channel 503.

History[edit]

The station was founded on August 29, 1976 and was owned by Telemedia. It was originally a semi-satellite of CHLT-TV in Sherbrooke, and has been a TVA station for its entire existence. Pathonic Communications bought CHEM and four other stations in 1979. Sometime in the 1980s, CHEM severed the electronic umbilical cord with CHLT and became a full-fledged station. Télé-Metropole, owner of TVA flagship CFTM-TV in Montreal, bought Pathonic in 1989, and since then CHEM has essentially been a semi-satellite of CFTM.

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